Posts tagged Poetry
International Mother Language Day Conference, Wednesday, April 18, 2 PM
Many thanks to Professor Diana Silverman of La Guardia Community College for the gracious invite to serve as one of the keynote speakers for the International Mother Language Day conference at the school. Click here for deets. FREE.
Queens Poets & Poems Exhibit @ Borough Hall, April 1-31
Grateful to be invited by the Borough President’s Office to curate the inaugural Poets & Poems Exhibit at Borough Hall for National Poetry Month. The show is free and open to the public during regular work hours. Here’s the address
Office of the President, Borough of Queens
120-55 Queens Boulevard
Kew Gardens, NY 11424
(E, F to Union Turnpike/Kew Gardens stop)
As well, below is the list of participating poets (and poems) in the exhibit.
Lorraine Schein (Sunnyside), “Dreambox”
Norman Stock (Jackson Heights), “How to Become the Poet Laureate of Queens”
Jill Hoffman (Forest Hills), “10. Demeter”
Arlene Gay Levine (Forest Hills), “The Road”
Franklin Bruno (Jackson Heights), “Occupation”
Mark Lamoureux (Astoria), “Mysterons”
Matthew Hittinger (Astoria), “Golden Circe Sips Her Coffee”
Rigoberto Gonzales (Forest Hills), “Point It Out”
Hassanal Abdullah (Jackson Heights), “My Grave”
Rajiv Mohabir (Woodhaven), “The River-Son’s Betrayal”
Vicky Byron (Richmond Hill), “Sketch Artist”
John Rice (College Point), “Outside the Bar in Sunnyside, Queens”
Audrey Dimola (Long Island City), “Validation”
Maria Terrone (Jackson Heights), “The One Chosen”
Andrés Castro (Kew Gardens), “Ignorance Is Not Bliss In Jordan”
Nicos Alexiou (Astoria), “Astoria”
Kate Donohue (Astoria), “What With the Blue Flames Leaping Obediently From the Lungs of a Gas Stove”
Angelica Harris (Glendale), “Taurus Rising”
HaaJar “Hajee” Johnson (Astoria), “Journey Life”
Kevin Michael Wehle (Flushing), “The Boogeyman’s Accomplices”
Many thanks to Terri Osborne, Cultural Affairs Coordinator at the Boro Prez Office, for spearheading this new and vital initiative to lend greater visibility to contemporary poetry in Queens.
Penn Sound Author Page
Maraming salamat to Charles Bernstein and Penn Sound for adding me to its fantastic roster of authors with pages on the site. Check it out here. Also want to thank Trace Peterson for getting the ball rolling on my page a few years back; truly, I’m the one with the slow follow-through. Expect audio updates to my new page in the new year, and counting!
Enjoyed an s.r.o. crowd at TAI this past Saturday nite, in honor of Gertie Stein & Jimmie Durham’s great work. Thanks to TAI & Emmy Catedral for the memorable event, whose recording I link to above. It’s an honor to read with the singular Charles Bernstein, & to be included in TAI’s inaugural year of programming. I look forward to attending more events at such a vital new art space in the city in 2012, & can’t encourage folks enough here to do the same!